Elementary Algebra For College Students

Series
Pearson
Author
Allen R. Angel / Dennis Runde / Lawrence Gilligan / Richard Semmler  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
9
Language
English
Total pages
688
Pub.-date
December 2013
ISBN13
9780321868060
ISBN
0321868064
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Description

Understanding Algebra

 

Through many successful editions, the Angel team has developed a text that students can read, understand, and enjoy. They’ve done this by pairing clear explanations (in short sentences!) with detailed examples and thorough exercise sets.

 

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        • NEW! An updated video lecture series that provides lectures for most objectives and sections in the text.
        • NEW! A Student Workbook, downloadable in PDF format and available for packaging with the book or MyMathLab access code.
        • NEW! Student Success and College Success material helps students make the challenging transition from math in high school to math in college.
        • Pre-made (and pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course) section-level homework assignments.
        • Premade chapter review quizzes, which are pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course and generate personalized homework assignments based on students’ quiz results.
        • Pre-made (and pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course) pre- and post-tests for every chapter.
      • NEW! Accessibility enhancements continue Pearson’s commitment to make products accessible to as many students as possible. This latest course release is compatible with the JAWS screen reader, enabling print-disabled students to access and interact with numerous problems as noted by an icon within the assignment manager. The course also works with the ZoomText enlarger, and includes an HTML eBook that is compatible with JAWS and other Windows screen readers, allowing all students to access the same text at the same place and at the same price. Additionally, all videos include subtitles.
  • Carefully crafted exercise sets give students the practice they need to build understanding.
    • Three main categories break down the exercise sets: Warm-Up Exercises, Practice the Skills, and Problem Solving. Many exercise sets also contain Concept/Writing Exercises, Challenge Problems, and/or Group Activities.
    • Each exercise set is graded for difficulty, allowing students to more begin with basic concepts and work their way into more difficult problems, helping students develop confidence.
    • A sufficient number and variety of examples are given in each section for students to successfully complete–even the more difficult exercises. The number of exercises in each section is more than ample for student assignments and practice.
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    • Visual examples and diagrams are used to explain the concepts and procedures, whenever possible.
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    • Comprehensive end-of-chapter material connects topics and helps students prepare for tests.
      • Chapter Summaries cover important chapter concepts, with examples that illustrate the topics.
      • Chapter Review exercises cover all types of exercises presented in the chapter, and provide references to the section in which the material was initially discussed.
      • Chapter Practice Tests are comprehensive and enable students to see how well prepared they are for an exam.
      • Cumulative Review Tests examine students’ knowledge of material from the beginning of the book through the end of the chapter, helping students review and gauge their progress.

 

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  • Two MyMathLab course options are now available for Angel: a standard course and a Ready to Go course:
    • Standard MyMathLab courses allow instructors to build their courses their way, offering maximum flexibility and complete control over all aspects of assignment creation.
    • The new Ready to Go courses provide students with all the same great MyMathLab features, but make it easier for instructors to get started. Each course includes pre-assigned homework and quizzes to make creating a course even easier.
    • Both course options offer the following:
      • Increased exercise coverage that offers more opportunities to practice and get feedback through this MyMathLab course.
      • NEW! An updated video lecture series that provides lectures for most objectives and sections in the text.
      • NEW! A Student Workbook, downloadable in PDF format and available for packaging with the book or MyMathLab access code.
      • NEW! Student Success and College Success material helps students make the challenging transition from math in high school to math in college.
      • Pre-made (and pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course) section-level homework assignments.
      • Premade chapter review quizzes, which are pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course and generate personalized homework assignments based on students’ quiz results.
      • Pre-made (and pre-assigned in the Ready to Go course) pre- and post-tests for every chapter.
  • Accessibility enhancements continue Pearson’s commitment to make products accessible to as many students as possible. This latest course release is compatible with the JAWS screen reader, enabling print-disabled students to access and interact with numerous problems as noted by an icon within the assignment manager. The course also works with the ZoomText enlarger, and includes an HTML eBook that is compatible with JAWS and other Windows screen readers, allowing all students to access the same text at the same place and at the same price. Additionally, all videos include subtitles.

 

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  • Revised discussions throughout the text offer enhanced readability and improved explanations of key concepts. Whenever possible, a visual example or diagram is used to explain concepts and procedures.
  • Exercise sets have been carefully written to improve the grading for difficulty. Students can begin with basic concepts and work their way into more difficult problems. Also, the exercises have been paired so that an odd-numbered exercise is followed by a similar even-numbered exercise.
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  • The pedagogical use of color has been enhanced and continues to support a more visual approach to learning algebra.

 

 

Content Changes

  • Interval notation is now introduced in Section 2.8.
  • Additional material on fractions has been added to help students with concepts such as rational expressions.
  • Material on functions has been revised for greater clarity.
  • Applications have been updated throughout the book.

 

Table of Contents

1. Real Numbers

1.1 Study Skills for Success in Mathematics

1.2 Problem Solving

1.3 Fractions

1.4 The Real Number System

1.5 Inequalities and Absolute Value

1.6 Addition of Real Numbers

1.7 Subtraction of Real Numbers

1.8 Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers

1.9 Exponents, Parentheses, and the Order of Operations

1.10 Properties of the Real Number System

 

2. Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities

2.1 Combining Like Terms

2.2 The Addition Property of Equality

2.3 The Multiplication Property of Equality

2.4 Solving Linear Equations with a Variable on Only One Side of the Equation

2.5 Solving Linear Equations with the Variable on Both Sides of the Equation

2.6 Formulas

2.7 Ratios and Proportions

2.8 Inequalities in One Variable

 

3. Applications of Algebra

3.1 Changing Application Problems into Equations

3.2 Solving Application Problems

3.3 Geometric Problems

3.4 Motion, Money, and Mixture Problems

 

4. Exponents and Polynomials

4.1 Exponents

4.2 Negative Exponents

4.3 Scientific Notation

4.4 Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials

4.5 Multiplication of Polynomials

4.6 Division of Polynomials

 

5. Factoring

5.1 Factoring a Monomial from a Polynomial

5.2 Factoring by Grouping

5.3 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c, a = 1

5.4 Factoring Trinomials of the Form ax2 + bx + c, a ≠ 1

5.5 Special Factoring Formulas and a General Review of Factoring

5.6 Solving Quadratic Equations Using Factoring

5.7 Applications of Quadratic Equations

 

6. Rational Expressions and Equations

6.1 Simplifying Rational Expressions

6.2 Multiplication and Division of Rational Expressions

6.3 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions with a Common Denominator and Finding the Least Common Denominator

6.4 Addition and Subtraction of Rational Expressions

6.5 Complex Fractions

6.6 Solving Rational Equations

6.7 Rational Equations: Applications and Problem Solving

6.8 Variation

 

7. Graphing Linear Equations

7.1 The Cartesian Coordinate System and Linear Equations in Two Variables

7.2 Graphing Linear Equations

7.3 Slope of a Line

7.4 Slope-Intercept and Point-Slope Forms of a Linear Equation

7.5 Graphing Linear Inequalities

7.6 Functions

 

8. Systems of Linear Equations

8.1 Solving Systems of Equations Graphically

8.2 Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution

8.3 Solving Systems of Equations by the Addition Method

8.4 Systems of Equations: Applications and Problem Solving

8.5 Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities

 

9. Roots and Radicals

9.1 Evaluating Square Roots

9.2 Simplifying Square Roots

9.3 Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying Square Roots

9.4 Dividing Square Roots

9.5 Solving Radical Equations

9.6 Radicals: Applications and Problem Solving

9.7 Higher Roots and Rational Exponents

 

10. Quadratic Equations

10.1 The Square Root Property

10.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square

10.3 Solving Quadratic Equations by the Quadratic Formula

10.4 Graphing Quadratic Equations

10.5 Complex Numbers

 

Appendix A: Review of Decimals and Percent

 

Appendix B: Geometry

 

Author

Allen R. Angel received his AAS in Electrical Technology from New York City Community College. He then received his BS in Physics and his MS in Mathematics from SUNY at New Paltz, and he took additional graduate work at Rutgers University. He is Professor Emeritus at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York where he served for many years as the chair of the Mathematics Department. He also served as the Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation Summer Institutes at Rutgers University from 1967—73. He served as the President of the New York State Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges (NYSMATYC) and the Northeast Vice President of the American Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC). He is the recipient of many awards including a number of NISOD Excellence in Teaching Awards, NYSMATYC's Outstanding Contributions to Mathematics Education Award, and AMATYC's President Award. Allen enjoy tennis, worldwide travel, and visiting with his children and granddaughter.

 

Dennis Runde received his BS and MS in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville and Milwaukee, respectively. He has a PhD in Mathematics Education from the University of South Florida. He has been teaching for twenty years at State College of Florida, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties and for ten years at Saint Stephen's Episcopal School. Besides coaching little league baseball, his other interests include history, politics, fishing, canoeing, and cooking. He and his wife Kristin stay busy keeping up with their three sons—Alex, Nick, and Max.